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Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
today. after years of denials, lance armstrong has finally admitted to doping. now the attention turns to questions about why he chose to do it and the huge consequences he and others could face. nbc's anne thompson has been covering the lance armstrong saga for years. she's here with us in the studio tonight. anne, good evening. >> good evening, brian. you know, the decision to talk actually split the tight circle of advisers around lance armstrong, but those close to the former cyclist say over and over that this was armstrong's decision alone and not part of some big public relations plan. over the christmas holiday, they say, armstrong decided it was finally time to come clean. once a hero, lance armstrong is now by his own admission a liar. the cancer survivor built his mythic image on seven consecutive victories in the tour de france and vehement denials that his success was helped by performance-enhancing drugs. >> have you ever, ever, in the history of this race, used performance-enhancing drugs? >> absolutely not. never. not once. >> how many times do i have to say it? >> we h
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Jan 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> and the lance armstrong saga. he admitsz to years of doping in tonight's oprah interview. bob costas will be here to talk to us about the confession, the fallout, and all those he attacks during the way. >> and chelsea clinton reports on a life story changing lives for thousands of girls. >> it makes them feel special, makes them feel they can get over things. >> plus, the mother of all basement hobbies, one that has to be seen to be believed. >> good evening and welcome to "rock center." tonight, we devote much of our broadcast to explosive accounts from members of the church of scientology. you'll get a look at the interview with a hollywood actor whose break from scientology. and you'll also hear from lawrence wright, whose controversial new book on the church "going clear" came out just today. he set out to understand why some members commit themselves so deeply to scientology. what he found adds a complicated, often troubling layer to our understanding of the church. harry smith has our report. >> reporter: why did you finally leave the church? >> i was ashamed of my own stupidi
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Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
>>> good morning to you. i'm richard lui. for the first time lance armstrong may be waking up with a clean conscience this morning after repeated denial in the face of accusations he was part of the history of doping schemes in sports. the seven-time tour de france champion has reportedly committed to using performance-enhancing drugs. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: according to the associated press, seven-time tour de france winner lance armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his famed cycling career. armstrong reportedly made the admission with a taped interview with oprah winfrey in his hometown of austin, texas. following the interview opera tweeted, just wrapped with lance armstrong. he came ready. last year he was stripped of his seven tour titles and banned for life following a report from the u.s. anti-doping agency, a report that labeled armstrong as the mastermind of a, quote, systematic, sustained and highly professionalized team-run doping conspiracy. nbc news has learned that in a conversation the 41-year-old armstrong said,
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Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
. our report tonight from nbc's anne thompson. >> reporter: in rapid-fire succession, lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey the devastating truth. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: he showed little remorse during the 90-minute interview on own, even add he admitted lying again and again. >> i view this situation as one big lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: armstrong owned up to his cheating, but dodged questions about who helped, and what the u.s. anti-doping agency called the most sophisticated doping program sports has ever seen. >> it did not even feel wrong? >> no. scary. >> reporter: the answers did not impress these ride-to-recovery cyclists. >> apologies once you get caught don't mean a lot. >> reporter: wounded veterans who love the sport. >> i think he's given a black eye but black eyes go away. >> reporter: jonathan vaughters rode with armstrong. on his first tour win. he say
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Jan 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
rumors swirl around lance armstrong. will he or won't he admit to doping in the next few weeks with an interview with oprah winfrey? what some are expecting him to say. >>> if so, this is very high on the richter scale for awfulness. >> the first portrait of the duchess of cambridge has led to a wide range of opinions. we'll let you know what the duchess herself has to say. >>> and we're watching quickly cooling temperatures. freeze warnings up and down the bay area from the north bay into the santa clara valley. 40s outside now, but you will be surprised by just how quickly our temperatures reach freezing tonight. i'll have the details in your forecast coming up. >>> the murder of michelle le in the east bay last year is now in the national spotlight. for the first time on "dateline," gisele esteban answered questions from investigators about that killing, and now le's family is speaking out about the gripping evidence revealed in the case. our stephanie trang has that story. >> you really just want to go into the screen and grab her and protect her. >> reporter: the final mom
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> reporter: after years of denials, stein file tour de france winner lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey he did use performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: it's an admission armstrong had spent more than a decade denying. >> i've used this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: those who have followed armstrong say tonight's admission is self-serving. >> i believe that he is completely insincere except for this, he is starting to repair his own brand. >> reporter: a brand that was loss millions in endorsements after armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. on thursday, the international olympic committee stripped armstrong of the bronze medal he won during the 2000 sidney olympics. >> i'll spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and apologize to people. >> reporter: accolades gone for a sports icon now coming clean. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and a quick programming note, this morning on the "today" show, exclu
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
in the making. did you watch lance armstrong interview? >> i have to say i did. and even though we all expected, we all thought we knew what we were going to hear, when you heard those blunt answers to direct questions, it was still somewhat startling. >> a lot of people had been waiting to hear what armstrong would say, the disgraced cyclist using everything from human growth hormone to testosterone. maybe not the answer some people wanted to hear. >> for years, cyclist tyler hamilton, that man right there, accused armstrong of doping and he faced armstrong's fury as a result. we'll find out what he thinks after watching the interview. >>> later in the show, the question everyone is asking, can the livestrong charity go on? we'll ask the ceo. >>> have you noticed you didn't make quite as much as you did before the new year came? of course, you are not alone. what is behind this sudden cut in pay and give you ideas of what you could do to offset that loss. >>> the story we hope will bring a smile to your face. what folks in one city are doing to boost the spirits of random strangers. >> great s
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
late this afternoon, lance armstrong has confessed to doping. the associated press reporting that he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. this was done during a interview with oprah ra winfrey. he apologized to staff members of livestrong. he has stronged denied doping charges for the last several years. he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. the interview will air on thursday. >> and an update to a story we brought you a few weeks ago, today the national park service has painted gra fitty on one of it's own federal land marks. you will immediately recognize the message. it reads, peace, and freedom, welcome home on of the free indian land, in large red letters. that was first painted on the tower in 1969 when the prison closed and the native americans moved in for a two-year occupation. the water tower was refurbished, and a native american who was among the original occupiers helped to repaint the message. >> there was relief for commuters on the dunbarton bridge. toll lane 4 was reopened. the lane was closed from the beginning of th
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
clean. lance armstrong's confession and why his words might force him to put his money where his mouth is. >> we'll look at new courses available online at san jose state and some cliff notes about the fiscal cliff all ahead in business news. >>> let's look at the wind through san rafael this morning. traffic picking up earlier out there. mike has tabs on all of it for us. including some distractions that could hit your morning commute. more to come. >>> welcome back. a live look over san francisco. clear but also very cold. good news on the horizon. christina loren says it will get sunny today and it will warm up. hang in there and dress accordingly for the morning start. it's 6:11. >>> what's on the horizon for lance armstrong? the justice department now likely to join a lawsuit filed against armstrong by former teammate floyd landis. the lawsuit alleges that armstrong defrauded the u.s. government based on years of denying use of performance enhancing drugs. u.s. postal service was a longtime sponsor of armstrong's racing career. the deadline for the department to join that case is
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Jan 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
ahead, lance armstrong has plans to sit down with the queen of talk. and the rumors are already flying about what he might reveal. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> lance armstrong will reportedly admit to doping in a television interview next week. "usa today" reports armstrong is expected to come clean about his past drug use when interviewed on monday. the interview is scheduled to air thursday on own. armstrong has strongly denied doping charges in the past. he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles a month ago after the u.s. anti-doping agency released a detailed report. armstrong's representatives are not commenting on the reports about the oprah show. >>> and president barack obama spent part of his morning undergoing a fit
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Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
warmed up now? >> that's the kind of drama i like. >>> still ahead at 11:00, lance armstrong opens up about doping in an interview with oprah winfrey. we'll tell you why oprah says she got more than she bargained for. >> reporter: governor jerry brown comes to the south bay to tout what he believes will be the future of higher education. i'm bob redell. we'll take you live to san jose state for that story, coming up. >>> new this morning, after years of denial, lance armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs. oprah winfrey has confirmed this morning that armstrong came clean to had her about the use those drugs during their 2 1/2-hour interview yesterday. she said the cyclist was, quote, forthcoming as she questioned him about the doping allegations that followed him throughout his seven tour de france victories. the session was set to be broadcast on thursday but now winfrey says, because there's just so much material to sift through, it will run in two parts, part one on thursday, the second part friday. >>> governor jerry brown making his very first visit to the s
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
to those questions still remain very much a mystery. >>> he was once a sports icon, lance armstrong coming clean to oprah about using performance enhancing drugs. in an interview that has everyone talking this morning, armstrong says he never felt like he was cheating because so many cyclists were doing the same thing. >> i have this exercise where i kept hearing that i'm a drug cheat. i'm a cheat. i'm a cheater. i went and looked up the definition of cheat. the definition of cheat is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe that they don't have. i didn't view it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> this morning on the "today" show matt lauer will talk exclusively with one of lance armstrong's former teammates and the "today" show will have an exclusive interview with the ceo of armstrong's livestrong foundation. the "today" show of course starts at 7:00 after "today in the bay." >> injured and attacked a lot of people along that lying road. a long recovery for him ahead. 6:12 right now. time for check a of the day's top stories. a film about the infamous b.a.r.t. shooting that
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am PST
's flight set out of san jose. >>> you may have seen lance armstrong confessing to using performance enhancing drugs with his interview with oprah. why he says he doesn't think he cheated. >>> welcome back. wanted to give you a live look of a bizarre situation that's under way in chicago. you're looking live at a cemetery there with authorities have begun exhuming the body of a chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery. they say this man died in july as he was about to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. his death was initially ruled as a result of natural causes but a relative pressed for a much deeper look. that's what's going to happen now. the cook county medical examiner plans to conduct another autopsy all in an effort to figure out exactly how this lottery winner died. we'll continue to stay on this story to bring you the latest. it's 5:41 now. >>> washington getting ready for president obama's second inauguration. some of the hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to attend are already arriving. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is live o
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Jan 16, 2013 4:30am PST
is apparently not enough. oprah's interview with lance armstrong will air in two parts starting tomorrow. yesterday oprah described the two and a half hour interview with the disgraced former champ. armstrong was stripped of the seven toured france titles which he flat out denied for years. win friday said he confessed to taking performance enhancing drugs during his career. >> i went in prepared to have to dig, pull and reference. i didn't have to do that. he was pretty forthcoming. >> anti-doping officials want armstrong to admit his guilt under oath before considering whether to lift a lifetime sports ban against him. >> what will become of him now? >> a rare wildlife moment captured on video. still ahead, the whale migration off the california coast like you have never seen before. >> we have a wider look at the south bay and the approach coming up. >> announcer: you're watching "today in the bay." >> this is something you don't see often. a gray whale enjoying the journey as it migrates to baja. it was all caught on tape. the video captured during a whale watching excursion off dana
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
's rewriting his story. lance armstrong and an apology. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center, we continue to track these dropping numbers already 36 in napa right now, the big chill there. 45 in san jose. all this cold weather has decreased our air quality. we'll talk more about how long this weather trend lasts coming up in a few minutes. >>> a tell-all to oprah. lance armstrong admitted to doping to oprah. he gave a limited confession about his use of performance enhancing drugs. the associated press is reporting the 41-year-old armstrong apologized to livestrong staffers for all the stress they've endured because of him. he left the cancer awareness campaign after doping allegations led to officials stripping him of his seven tour de france titles and banning him from all future races. the interview with armstrong will air this thursday on the own network. >>> let's turn things over to jess and talk about the next couple of days. >> a little bit. a warm-up is all relative, right? >> we'll have 60s coming our way and where it feels like 32 degrees right now at 6:43 c
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
, including lance armstrong's confession, can he repair his public image? >> some lo love going around there. >>> but let's begin this half hour with this incredible story, this hoax involving the top football player a at notre dame? nbc's john yang is in south bend this morning. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it does seem like -- or seemed like a story made for hollywood, a star football player here at north dame who leads his team to a spectacular season after overcoming terrible tragedy, the deaths of his grandmother and his girlfriend on the same day. but it turns out that's all it was, a story. manti te'o's story seemed destined to take its place alongside the legends of notre dame's storied football program. a star linebacker and heisman trophy finalist after an undefeated season that end ted national championship game. inspiring teammates and becoming a campus hero by triumphing over twin tragedies, the loss on the same day in september of his grandmother and his girlfriend who died after battling leukemia, a story he told on espn's "college game day" in o
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
for lance armstrong as he admits to doping. the toll it's taken on a bay area man who credit the cyclist with saving his life. >>> we take you live outside to san francisco for a look at the bay bridge. you can see traffic on the upper deck already in full effect. mike inouye will tell you about the roads. christina loren back to talk about weather. we'll have more coming up after this. >>> welcome back, everyone. a good tuesday morning to you. lit up by the port of oakland. changes in the forecast. we'll check them with meteorologist christina loren. it is 5:39. >>> a connecticut town now honoring a young teacher killed shielding her students in the newtown shooting massacre. the city council voting last night to name a new school building after victoria soto. her family says the honor will keep victoria's name alive forever. she was one of six staff members killed. soto grew up and went to high school in stratford. >>> the movie theater in aurora, colorado, where a gunman opened fire is set to reopen this weekend. survivors of the shooting and victims' family members will get a chance
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
is the deadline for the justice department to join a lawsuit accusing lance armstrong of defrauding the u.s. government by denying he used performance enhancing drugs. the u.s. postal service was a long-time sponsor of armstrong's cycling team. still to come, a congresswoman wants to change hacking laws after the suicide death of a popular internet activist. >> the suicide of aaron swartz has people debating what's right and what's wrong. >> swartz took his life over the weekend. we mentioned in the past you can never point to a single cause for a suicide. certainly the charges he was facing in the hacking of computers at m.i.t. played a part. democratic congresswoman zoe lockran said it's time to update some of the hacking laws. a good number of people feel the federal government took vanl of poorly written or old laws to prosecute swartz for downloading academic papers without permission from a publically open network. lockran proposed the idea to change the law on reddit, the internet forum swartz helped create. originally swartz faced more than 30 years in jail. that had been reduced
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
's the first thing you see when you walk into bob's house, the yellow jersey signed by the man himself, lance armstrong. >> it's a constant reminder of how it all began. >> reporter: in 2001, he fought testicular cancer for the second time. overwhelmed by 26 rounds of chemotherapy. >> it was the tumor the size of a big cantaloupe. and a cucumber up his neck. >> it made him fight for his life. and he won. >> reporter: the couple met armstrong several times, after raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for his organization. but with his admission of doping today, they're conflicted. >> they treated people, maybe not the right way over time. but you can't take away what he's done with his name and helped the millions of people who have been diagnosed with cancer. >> shame on lance. but in the same breath, congratulations to him for, you know, his fight with cancer. and it's thanks to that we are where we are now. >> reporter: and it's something else that turned him into an everyday symbol of appreciation. when hammer met him in 2001, he was 48 hours away from having surgery that would prevent
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
's compelling evidence to the contrary. >>> oprah winfrey wasting no time getting lance armstrong's confession in an interview that aired last night. >> view the situation as one big l lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> it made a big impact on the ceo of live strong, the cancer awareness foundation co-founded by armstrong. a longtime friend of armstrong, he helped found it in 1997. he believed armstrong's doping denials until the anti-doping agency released its case report in october. he says the interview was very hard to watch. he's also hopeful. >> i have to watch it through the prism of the work of the foundation and through the resilience i've come to know from millions of cancer survivors. and at a certain level there was a little sense of relief because our organization today can finally move beyond this topic and this issue. >> he added while he knows there are challenges ahead, the mission is too important not to overcome the scandal. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, naked no longer. coming up, the tsa makes the call on those innovative body scanners at your local airports. >>> good
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Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> friday marked the 11th anniversary of the creation of guantanamo bay prison. >>> lance armstrong says he's ready to speak about doping allegations against him in his upcoming interview with oprah winfrey. the cyclist is taping the interview tomorrow and says he's ready to speak candidly. armstrong who is strongly denied the doping charges for years, was stripped of his seven tour de france titles a few months ago after the u.s. anti-doping agency released a detailed report. the interview with oprah is scheduled to air this thursday. >>> and just ahead, the stuff that left people a little puzzled as they rode public transportation in san francisco today. we'll explain. >>> here's a bit from president bill clinton at the award show tonight comparing "lincoln" to his experience in the white house. >> a tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided house of representatives. winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals. they had nothing to do with the big issue. i wouldn't know anything about that. >>> an apartment complex in san jose has been without hot water fo
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
. thank you very much, larry. >>> still ahead, what's next for lance armstrong. the potential legal trouble he could now be facing. >>> i'm janelle wang. the toughest gun control law in the nation. >>> violence in syria escalates. >>> san jose's interim police chief is set to take over in just a few days. coming e ining up, find out whas are his top priorities. >>> in just a few days, san jose's police department will be under new leadership. as we first told you on monday, larry esquivel will serve as acting chief. today we're hearing from him for the first time. nbc bay area's marianne favro is live from the police department with more. does he think he can make significant change in such short time? >> reporter: yes, he does, jess when it comes to morale. here's why. he really knows this department. he's been here 27 years. he rose up through the ranks and he knows what cops are dealing with out on the streets. in just a few days, larry esquivel will become san jose's new acting police chief. he has 27 years with the force. >> he has the respect of the rank and file. he came up t
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Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
lance armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs. coming up, what the world anti-doping agency says it will demand before it even considers letting armstrong return to competitive sports. a lot of people say that was the motivation for his confession. >>> we're going to talk a little about a fun fact during this severe flu season. did you know the virus can last about eight hours on a surface. this morning we'll tell you what you should avoid touching and we'll conduct a little experiment here in studio 1a to see how many people touch the doorknob coming in our studio in a single morning. >>> and ryan seacrest is here, and he better watch his personal items because he's going to help us out on a segment about the best pick pockets in the world. >> have you ever been pick pocketed? >> no. >> it's awful. >> dylan, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. yes, this is a big storm in that it extends from northern new england all the way down into the gulf of mexico and in areas like worcester, we are seeing the snow continuing to fall where he duwith reduced visib
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00am PST
. a gunman opened fire last july. the suspect, james holmes, right now waiting for trial. >>> lance armstrong is coming clean on allegations he used performance enhancing drugs and you can hear it straight from his mouth. the taped interview he did with oprah winfrey airs tonight and tomorrow night on winfrey's own network. oprah confirmed armstrong admitted using the drugs for years. the cyclist denied those doping allegations. last year he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles by the u.s. anti-doping agency. >>> it's 5:44. yelp, the popular online review site based in san francisco that you probably use is rolling out a new service this morning for those of us who like to dine out. restaurants profile pages on yelp will feature health inspection scores. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live in san francisco with more for us this morning. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. while you were sitting down to figure out what your neighbor thought of a certain restaurant here in san francisco, you can also find out where that restaurant stands with the
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
yellow jerseys were taken. now lance armstrong stripped of his bronze medal. the ioc has sent a letter to the disgraced cyclist asking him to return the bronze medal he won during the sydney olympics. he's being stripped after admitting to doping with an interview with oprah this week. he at mites to using performance enhancing drugs. he previously denied the allegations for years. >> tonight the san francisco giants world series trophy is resting comfortably on the other side of the country. why are the team's prized possessions in new york in the answers? history. bob redell got a sneak peek at the first class an accommodations for the precious metal. >> on all the passengers on this flight to jfk, the most recognizable. >> you heard what's going on on the plane today, right? >> yes. >> the one with its own escort couldn't be missed. sitting in first class, seat 1d. we're trying to get the trophy out to as many place as possible. >> larry baer will be escorting the trophy aboard virgin america's is aircraft where the team started 131 years ago. >> more years in new york than san fran
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